3. Online Technologies Today and Tomorrow

During this week, we will focus on the various online technologies are being used in Online Learning, the current best practices for each, and challenges and issues that should be considered in adopting any of these technologies.  We will also review issues of accessibility with these technologies.
Live Presentation

On Thursday, July 14, at 2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central, noon Mountain; 11:00 am Pacific time in the U.S. - 7:00 pm London time, we will host a live Web conference on the weekly topic.  We plan to provide hundreds of streams of the "live" Thursday sessions in both flash format and non-flash (mobile) format so that participants can view the panels.  A Twitter back channel will also be encouraged for ongoing discussion of the panel.  The hour-long conversation will be recorded and the URL for the recording will be made available the following day, July 15. 
Joining us for the live session will be:
Michael Cheney, Moderator, University of Illinois is Professor Communication and affiliated with the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service. 
Michael is a Beatles scholar - the podcast series accompanying his class on the Beatles was ranked as the #2 download at iTunesU last year.  Michael previously has served the University of Illinois as Provost of the Springfield campus and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Government and Public Affaris.  Cheney taught at Rutgers College from 1977-1981 and at Drake University. In 1988, he became the Dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Drake University.
Bethany Bovard, Instructional Designer and eLearning Developer, New Mexico State University. 
She is well-known internationally as @tektrekker.   Most recently, she has launched the Tektrekker's eduMOOC Central with many great relevant resources and reflections.  Bethany Bovard is an adjunct teacher and staff at New Mexico State University, where she teaches and develops distance education programs and courses. Her primary interestes and work all relate to professional development of educators interested in learning how to integrate technology into their courses and how to teach online. Bethany's background in computer technologies began in the late 1970's when she took her first programming class, and she continues to be an avid user of all types of computer technology. While she is passionate about technology in general, her real interest is in helping teachers and faculty find and select the right technologies to support the learning objectives of their courses. Bethany's work with Sloan-C as a woskshop creator and facilitator allows her to indulge those passions daily.
Alexandra Pickett, Associate Director of the SUNY Learning Network (SLN), the asynchronous learning network for the State University of New York under the offices of the Provost and Learning Environments.
The Alexandra M. Pickett Daily is a must-read for followers of technology and online teaching.   Ms. Pickett has since 1994 led the development of the instructional design methods, support services, and technical resources used by SLN to support the development and delivery of full web online courses by SUNY campuses and faculty. She has spent the past 15 years conceptualizing, implementing, and refining scaleable, replicable, and sustainable institutionalized faculty development and course design and delivery processes that in the 2005-2006 academic year resulted in the delivery of 4,000+ fully asynchronous online courses, 107 degree and certificate programs, with 100,000+ student enrollments. The SLN program has received numerous Sloan-C awards for excellence in online learning.  Most recently SLN was honored with the 2006 USDLA 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Leaning. Today, working with 40+ of the 64 SUNY institutions, she has directly supported or coordinated the development of more than 3,000 SUNY faculty and their web-delivered courses. Her research interests are in faculty satisfaction and the effective instructional design of online courses, and student satisfaction and reported learning. She has co-authored a number of studies on these topics and has published and presented the results both nationally and internationally.

Nic Bongers, Instructional Graphic Designer, eLearning and Instructional Support, Oakland University
Nic works with the faculty members to best utlilize Moodle. He also designs visual elements for online classes including lesson modules and Moodle themes. Nic instructs and assists faculty workshops such as Moodle, Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat. The Oakland University virtual island is managed by Nic in Second Life. He also teaches graphic design and an assortment of technologies at the Henry Ford Community College.  His creative design work has received awards from the National Association of Campus Activities, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, the Small Business Times, and the Wisconsin Sign Association. Nic's work has appeared on TV show Orange County Choppers, and replicated on motorcycle toys.  And Nic is a musician joining co-workers Shaun and John among others who comprise the 4.1 version of Stroller Coaster.  
Live Sessions
Live panel discussion sessions will be held each Thursday at 2:00 pm eastern daylight, 1:00 pm central daylight, noon mountain daylight, 11:00 am pacific daylight and 7:00 pm London time. They may be viewed live online at:

Your screen will look like this:  

The audio of the panel and slides will appear on the left of the screen
For this session, we will be using the Twitter hashtag #edumooc3.  The #edumooc3 twitter back channel feed will appear center screen.
A Twitter compose gadget will appear on the right for those with Twitter accounts to upload tweets

The session will be recorded and be made available online for those who wish to view later.

You are encouraged to visit these resources as we examine the topic of the week.  Our weekly lists are not comprehensive, but rather they are a sampling of the range of resources available for each weekly topic.  All of the sites we list are open; that is, they do not require paid subscriptions. 

Please take advantage of your eduMOOC Google Group to discuss these sites and recommend additions.

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